Dr Alan Watson graduated with distinction from Cambridge University and trained in centres of excellence in London, Cambridge and Nottingham before taking up his current post as Consultant Gastroenterologist at Barts Health, Whipps Cross Hospital.
Dr Watson is happy to discuss any gastro-intestinal condition and has particular expertise in the investigation and management of inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis & Crohn’s disease), acid reflux, intestinal polyps & tumours, dyspepsia (indigestion) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
Endoscopy (gastroscopy & colonoscopy) forms a large part of Dr Watson’s practice. He has extensive experience in providing safe and thorough endoscopic examinations with minimal patient discomfort. His experience allows him to perform at an advanced level, using new techniques to treat problems with the endoscope that may previously have required an operation.
Alan’s practice is based on a background of excellent scientific and clinical research. His PhD at Cancer Research UK led to publications in world-class journals such as Nature and Nature Medicine. Alan continues with patient-centred research as Lead Clinician for Intestinal Research and Audit at Whipps Cross Hospital.
Whilst at Cambridge, Alan rowed in (and won) the Boat Race and has since raised tens of thousands of pounds for charity by rowing across the Atlantic Ocean and competing in desert ultramarathon running. He lives in the local area and is married with 2 young children.